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Archive for September, 2008

080906_THEVERYMANY_Log

THEVERYMANY LOG – FALL 2008:
(will be completed on the side column as confirmation & precision arrive):

– 2008.FALL: M.F. is co-teaching a design studio at GSAPP – Columbia University / New York, US (invitation: Francois Roche / R&Sie(n))
www.ncertainties2.wordpress.com (one more webLog!!)

– 2008.FALL: M.F. is co-teaching this year cross-over studio 08/09 at die Angewandte – Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien, Institut für Architektur / Vienna, AU (invitation: Francois Roche / R&Sie(n))
http://www.dieangewandte.at/architecture/
www.ncertainties3.wordpress.com (and a last one!!!)

– 2008.09.18: M.F. lectures at the Rhino reseller meeting 2008 in Barcelona / Spain (invitation: Carlos Perez / McNeel)

– 2008.09.20: M.F. lectures at C.STEM 2008, Arte Generativa, Sistemi Elettronici e Software-art / Torino, Italy (invitation: Fabio Franchino)
http://www.cstem.it/artists_i.php

– 2008.09.22-23: M.F runs a two days Rhinoscript workshop for McNeel Europe in Paris (invitation: Carlos Perez / McNeel)
http://blog.rhino3d.com/2008/07/rhinoscript-workshop-in-paris-september.html
http://www.eu.rhino3d.com/e-news/rhinoscript_france0708.htm

– 2008.10.08-09-10: M.F. lectures at the “EleganTech” conference in Mexico City, Mexico (invitation: Gabriel Esquivel) – CANCEL!!!


– 2008.10.24-25: M.F. is the curator for the European section of the Architecture Beijing Biennale (present for the opening – October 24th) / Beijing, CHINA (invitation: Neil Leach)

http://www.abbeijing-emarch.com/

Back from summer vacation after a long road trip crossing the US:
8500miles (13700 km) through 22 states, stopped in 21 cities, many national parks (Arches, Zion, Death Valley, Mojave, Grand Canyon,…), and much more “rencontres” and memories…

– (NY) > NEW YORK
– (PENNSYLVANIA)
– (OHIO) > Cincinnati
– (INDIANA) > Indianapolis
– (ILLINOIS)
– (MISSOURI)
– (KANSAS) > Kansas City
– (COLORADO) > Denver
– (UTAH) > Moab – Page – Hurricane
– (NEVADA) > LAS VEGAS
– (CALIFORNIA) > Mammoth Lake – SAN FRANCISCO – Santa Barbara – Palm Springs – Needles
– (ARIZONA) > Flagstaff
– (NEW MEXICO) > Albuquerque
– (TEXAS) > Amarillo – Dallas – Houston
– (LOUISIANA) > NEW ORLEANS
– (MISSISSIPPI)
– (ALABAMA)
– (TENNESSEE) > Nashville
– (VIRGINIA)
– (MARYLAND)
– (NEW JERSEY)
– (NY) > NEW YORK

for the record – fuel prices going from 3,24 (Houston, Texas) to 5.79 (Death Valley, California) per gallon…

080905_CoLab: R&Sie + THEVERYMANY (003)


LOOPHOLE (Cieszyn, Poland – Cesky Tesin,Czech / 2008)
Collaboration with Francois Roche, principal of R&Sie
http://www.new-territories.com/

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Far from being the final scheme – here is one of the many options studied in February…
Further away from weaving – it had its own flavor as well: the “clips” build up was looked at as an assembly of single ring type with standard pipes (of custom length); a ring-pipe steel interface would have still needed to be developed in order to allow the rings to follow the direction of the weave for perfect snapping…

CREDITS:

LOOPHOLE / Design of a pedestrian bridge on the boundaries of the two countries
Cieszyn, Poland-Cesky Tesin,Czech / 2005-2008

Architect: R&Sie(n)… Paris
Associated partner: Marc Fornes on clips parametric version.
Creative team: François Roche, Stéphanie Lavaux, with Sylwia Bogdan, Toshikatsu Kiuchi
Engineer: VP&Green, Paris
Key dimensions: 60 m linear
Client: The city of Cieszyn, in both part, Polish and Czech
Cost: 2 million €

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